Student Opportunities

STUDY ABROAD

Opportunities for study abroad will allow you to expand your learning outside of the classroom and across the globe. Previous study abroad opportunities have included Strasbourg and Berlin.

MODEL UNITED NATIONS

As a member of Model United Nations, you’ll get to develop your critical thinking, public speaking, and debate skills in competitions against other schools.

PRE-LAW/ PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANIZATION

The Department of Social Sciences is home to the pre-law/public service group which provides support for students who wish to pursue legal and public vocations. Local professionals connect with students and answer their questions.

COLLEGE DEMOCRATS

The GWU College Democrats is a student-led organization promoting political involvement around progressive causes.

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS

The GWU College Republicans organization promotes Republican values and helps students develop strong leadership abilities.

INTERNSHIPS

We will work with you individually to help you find an internship in your own unique interests in order to expand your learning in a professional setting. Previous internship opportunities have included the offices of congressional and state representatives, and international non-government organizations in the Carolinas, Chicago, and Washington, DC. The Gaston History Museum, the Catawba County History Museum, the academic and internship program at The Washington Center in Washington, DC.

CAREERS

With a degree in social science, you’ll gain flexible skills in writing, research, and more giving you diverse career options in business, communication, education, research, writing, government, politics, and social work.

ALUMNI

Our alumni are now pursuing graduate study at institutions such as Virginia Tech and law school at universities like George Washington, George Mason, and UC Davis.

JAMES MADISON FELLOWSHIP

The James Madison Fellowship offers up to $24,000 to complete a Master’s degree in fields related to the US Constitution. http://www.jamesmadison.gov/